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Tuesday, January 07, 2014 10:26
He was victorious at the Zurich Christmas Open, and he also won the very next open tournament in Basel, Switzerland: Radek Wojtaszek. The Polish grandmaster scored an even more impressive 6.5/7 and moved up 15 places in the live ratings list. It was  a conventient duo of tournaments for many players: a Christmas open just before the end of the...
Rilton Cup
Sunday, January 05, 2014 18:44
Team Norway continues its rise among the top nations for chess, as today reigning Norwegian Champion GM Jon Ludvig Hammer went wire-to-wire in winning the 43rd Rilton Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. The tournament took place from December 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014. After leading by a full point going into today's ninth and final round, Hammer played a...
Friday, January 03, 2014 17:52
America's number one grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura moved to #3 in the world rankings by January 1st, 2014, when the new FIDE rating list was published. Nakamura reached his highest position ever with a 2789 rating, two points more than Vladimir Kramnik of Russia. World Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the list with 2872 (tied for his all-time high);...
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Thursday, January 02, 2014 23:24
All Chess.com members were invited to the Third Death Match Qualifier, the first of many in 2014. February's Death Match 21 qualification period is now over, and the list of invitations goes out today. Below you'll see who finished on top in the ratings list (of those who played the minimum 100 games in bullet or blitz). The match is tentatively...
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Wednesday, January 01, 2014 18:21
Radek Wojtaszek won the 37th Zurich Christmas Open on Monday. The Polish number one scored 6 points out of 7 games, and finished half a point ahead of Igor Kovalenko (Latvia), Csaba Balogh (Hungary), Kiril Georgiev (Bulgaria), Sebastian Bogner (Switzerland) and Joe Gallagher (Switzerland). The 37th edition of the Zurich Christma Open took place...
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Monday, December 30, 2013 23:55
Anatoly Karpov defeated Jan Timman 2.5-1.5 in their short & friendly match in Groningen. During the last game, Timman played with a broken hand without his knowledge! The Open tournament ended in a four-way tie between Zaven Andriasian of Armenia and local heros GM Erwin l'Ami, GM Sipke Ernst & IM Benjamin Bok. The latter scored his third...
Monday, December 30, 2013 11:34
After winning the world title in Chennai, Magnus Carlsen hasn't been sitting still. Not even mentioning the hundreds of interview requests from all over the world (including the German Playboy!), Carlsen was in London for a G-Star RAW fashion show, had a meeting with the Norwegian Prime Minister at a children's tournament, had and a coaching...
Sunday, December 29, 2013 11:55
The 2013 World Youth Championship was held in Al Ain, UAE from December 18-28, 2013. There were sections for players Under 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, and 8. There were also these sections for girls in those age categories. This World Youth was the largest in history, with about 1900 participants. Aram Hakobyan wins the U12 | Photo courtesy of the ...
Deadline set for participants Candidates’ Tournament
Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:56
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) has announced that the deadline for player's participation in the Candidates’ Tournament is 20 January 2014. If anyone decines to participate, first reserve is Fabiano Caruana of Italy who came third in the 2012-2013 Grand Prix Series. Just like in 2013, the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament will be held in March, and...
Karpov & Timman Are Playing (But Korchnoi Is Not)
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Friday, December 27, 2013 17:21
The short & friendly match between Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman in Groningen started with two draws. The two chess legends are playing in the Groninger Museum and two more games are scheduled. Viktor Korchnoi, on the other hand, unfortunately had to withdraw from the Zurich Christmas Open. Photo courtesy of the official website Last Saturday...

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